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Cothay Manor Gardens

A medieval manor house surrounded by 12 acres of gardens. Different garden rooms are arranged along a yew walk. There is also a bog garden, cottage garden and a river walk.

Greenham, Somerset, England, TA21 0JR

April to September. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

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  • over 3 years by Lylian Reis 5 / 5

    Absolutely wonderful, delightful, the most beautiful garden I have ever been to. I enjoyed very much my visit, owners are lovely. I'll try to go there again in my next visit to England.
  • over 4 years by Lowenna 4 / 5

    We visited here a few weeks ago and were delighted by the magical gardens they were a delight and an enchantment, Tim Burton should have made Alice here rather than at Antony as it has an eccentric and quirkly charm which evokes the land of the imagination and dreams, I especially liked the unicorn in the cool green lights and lavender scented borders.

    Gardens are planted with style and flair and abandon, wild and romantic, in late summer it looked perfect. Children will love the fairy tale quality to many of the secret rooms and corridors that make up this garden. We were pleased to go on a tour of the house, filled with amazing objects and paintings. The staff and family were all lovely and made the visit a joy. This jewell of a house and garden is highly recomended.
  • over 4 years by Anonymous 1 / 5

    Rather beautiful gardens ruined by rude and objectionable owner. If you must put money in this persons pocket, then at least take a picnic to avoid the useless cafe and it staff, that fall over themselves to be unhelpful.
  • almost 5 years by carole grant 5 / 5

    this is possibly the most wonderful garden we have visited. a must if you love the best of taste
  • almost 5 years by Sally 5 / 5

    Visited Cothay House and Gardens on a group visit mid June - the day they were filming for Gardeners World. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Gorgeous setting. Gardens have something for everyone, with different planting in the various 'rooms' within the yew hedges, as well as larger open areas with mature shrubs. Delightful. Would recommend the House Tour if you are able - and finish off with a cream tea!
  • about 5 years by Kath 5 / 5

    Absolutely love it. I first saw it on the Ch 4 Prog with Ruth Watson and fell in love with it & Mrs Robb. Finally got there. I worried that they may have gone too commercial but I am SO glad to see that Mrs Robb has stuck to her principles and kept it natural.
  • about 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    A wonderful, peaceful, atmospheric garden in which to wander and relax.
  • over 6 years by Charlotte 5 / 5

    I think this is one of the most beautiful gardens in Britain! Approached by winding country lanes, you suddenly arrive at a moated, medieval manor and the gardens are astounding.
    The owners are working incredibly hard to restore these gardens. I haven't visited in spring, but I understand that the tulips are absolutely magnificent.
    When I visited the gardens were looking stunning - it's the planting, the manor as the backdrop, the topiary and the meadow planting that make this place so special. Well worth making a detour for!!
  • almost 7 years by Adam Hodge 4 / 5

    Excellent Arts & Crafts style garden,and beyond the Yew hedges more relaxed spacious areas for a little Arboretum [across the bridge]
    Lots of interesting plants and trees.
    Some areas seem to have an almost studied air of shabby chic, but its OK !
    Def worth visiting..the place oozes with history !
  • over 7 years by Katrina Underwood 4 / 5

    A lovely romantic english garden with colourful herbaceous borders and a number of garden rooms each one with its own character but together they form a delightful peaceful and inspirational place.

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Cothay Manor Gardens, Greenham Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Cothay Manor Gardens, Somerset Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Cothay Manor Gardens, Greenham Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Cothay Manor Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Cothay, Somerset Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Cothay Garden Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Cothay Garden, Somerset Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Path, Cothay Manor Garden Photograph © Charlotte Weychan
Cothay, Greenham Photograph © Charlotte Weychan